"But here is in fact the punchline, and the reason that Feinstein and others want to ban or otherwise restrict guns in any way, shape or form, no matter what they claim in public.
It is the true reason that all the gun-banners, including Obama, Biden, Bloomberg and the rest lie and obfuscate in an attempt to whip you into a frenzy:
If you are a government actor intent on violence against the citizens of this nation then it is clear from the evidence that you are and will be deterred by the presence of heavily-armed citizens so long as they continue to be present in America, even though they never fire a single shot at anyone, exactly as happens in the private sector between law-abiding citizens and criminals every single day -- more than a million times a year.
Tyrants simply do not care about principles. They care about wielding power over every other person in existence. They care about control.
It is that simple.